During Expo 2000, an experimental cuboid building was erected that was clad apparently seamlessly on all four sides with Omega 1520 stainless steel mesh.
LED tubes that back-light the transparent stainless steel mesh were installed between the glass façade of the building, which was designed as a technology center for media companies, and its mesh façade. The metal fabric therefore serves as a large-format rear projection screen for computer-controlled light installations and transforms the cube into a giant, three-dimensional media façade at night. By day, the reflective outer skin made of stainless steel mesh changes its appearance with the movement of the sun: early in the morning it’s monochrome gray, at midday a cool silver, and in the evening a warm gold-orange.
This unusual media façade was realized thanks to the special properties of the GKD stainless steel mesh: mesh transparency, mechanical robustness, and weather resistance. The remarkable design media façade was mounted using loops, round bars, and eyebolts.